Iran shoots down drone over port of Mahshahr, near the Persian Gulf

Iran shoots down drone over port of Mahshahr, near the Persian Gulf

BREAKING: Iranian air defenses shot down a drone over the port of Mahshahr, in south-western Iran on the edge of the Persian Gulf, according to local reports.

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According to Iranian reports, Mersad mid-range air defense system downed the drone over the port of Mahshahr. 

Downed drone belongs to a foreign country, the wreckage has been recovered, an Iranian official said.

Hours later, Iran released a video showing air defenses firing a missile on the unidentified object.

On June 20,  Iran’s Revolutionary Guard terror group shot down a U.S. surveillance drone in the Strait of Hormuz, marking the first time the Islamic Republic directly attacked the American military amid tensions over Tehran’s unraveling nuclear deal with world powers.

Yesterday, during a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, officials confirmed all of Israel’s claims regarding a secret nuclear warehouse in Turquzabad, Tehran, and the fact that Uranium was found at the site.

Earlier this week Iran announced it would inject uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges that had previously been kept empty under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. The decision marks what Iran calls its “fourth step” away from the accord.